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supporters, including republican chuck grassley of iowa. >> expanded background checks would not have prevented newtown. criminals do not submit to background checks now, they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> reporter: senators were lobbied this week by the president and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. many newtown parents who lost children in the elementary school massacre came to the capitol. last week, they met with senator joe manchin of west virginia. he's a gun rights supporter but also the cosponsor of the background check amendment. after meeting with the parents, he said this: >> i'm a parent. i'm a grandparent. i can't imagine. i just can't imagine. >> reporter: today, manchin made a final appeal after it was clear he and the newtown families were going to lose. >> if you want to remember those 20 babies, beautiful children and the six brave teachers, and you want to honor the most courageous family members i have ever met in my life, please consider you should vote for this bill. >> reporter: the senate also voted down amendments to ban many milita
, a senior republican on the judiciary committee, chuck grassley, say we don't know the immigration status of the people who have term rise the communities in massachusetts. when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system. this is-- this is-- you know, it has the potential to completely reframe the immigration debate going forward. >> ifill: and it seems to put the president in a precarious position politically, which is to say, it's all uncertain. and if you're in the first half of your second term, what you want is a little bit of certainty because you're never going to be in a stronger position. >> i think when people feel things are so out of control, they are not going to be as likely to make the kind of big bet that you need to make on a sort of major policy change, as, for instance, immigration overhaul would be. >> i think that the problem also is that these various things that you talked about it's rice and i know the other inls dents, all of which are probably unare ununrelated, many of which we probably would not have paid as much attention to were it n
by senator chuck assumer and senator chuck grassley. >> i say particularly those who are pointing to what happened the terrible tragedy in boston as a--i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i never said you did. >> i never said that. >> i never said that you did sir. >> john: it also led for a rebuke from senator john mccain. >> in all due respect to my colleagues that's ludicrous. this legislation tightens our borders, increases security. i would say it's a strong argument for immigration reform possible passed as quickly as possible. >> john: with what more on what role the events of boston should playplay i welcome michael tomas can i. do you see the bombing in boston derailing the immigration reform? after find out more about where they're from and so for i think things could be worse than they are. there is john mccain and paul ryan echoing what mccain said. i think with the exception of coates, grassley and rand paul, whom you had on your screen there as you were doing your intro, i would say that most republicans th
in turkmedstan. >> i went to turkchickstan. >> stephanie: you made that up. a lot of people -- chuck grassley a little snippy yesterday. hello. >> can't spell grassley without ass. >> stephanie: right. this has nothing to do with the immigration debate. the family came here what ten years ago or something. i don't know if it is asylum technically, but they were fleeing what was going on -- yeah. and he -- i don't even know not even eight -- how old was he? >> nine, something. >> stephanie: yeah. anyway. jay carney yesterday. >> we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice, under u.s. law, united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. >> and i think peter king and lindsey graham seem to have forgotten that we are a nation of laws. >> stephanie: what is it just to seem tougher? >> i think lindsey graham was getting more information about his ties to al-qaeda. and on his hospital bed yesterday he said they are religious, but they don't have ties to any larger network. >> stephanie: yeah. exactly. that's what the fbi was saying ini
of this country. and all those b.s. excuses you hear. oh, you know -- chuck grassley said this yesterday. this would not have prevented newtown. guess what the parents of newtown said, in this case, this background check would not have prevented it because he was able to get his guns from his mother, his mother's house. he didn't have to go to a gun show but a lot of others do. it might not have saved those 20 kids' lives but it could have saved lives at columbine. who knows how many massacres lie ahead of us. they say this is going to create a gun registry. as the president said, that's a big, fat lie. we've had background checks since 1994. and there's no gun registry. and the bill that manchin toomey legislation specifically prohibits keeping any of that information that you give in a background check specifically prohibits it. it is a great big lie. i'm telling you, this was a test. this was a test. the united states senate to be worth keeping the lights on and i think they prove that they're. >> no send the whole bunch of them home. 1-866-55-press. let's make one other point here. f
this point yesterday and chuck grassley from iowa was not happy. >> i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as a -- i would say excuse. for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. i never said that! >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i don't know. >> you mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate -- >> let me finish. >> bill: batman jumps in. and just brings the whole hearing back to order. but it is true. maybe grassley didn't but rand paul said this means we've got to put a hole in everything. wrote a letter to harry reid saying we can't proceed with immigration reform until we straighten out what happened up in boston. >> it is remarkable to me -- >> bill: they'll stop at nothing. >> they'll stop at nothing. but the fact that you could use the killings in boston to stop immigration reform but god forbid, you use a mass shooting to talk about gun safety laws. that's the no-no. that's exploitation. here we can talk about maybe changes to the fbi right away. maybe we should,
boston in terms of the immigration reform. leading conservatives including chuck grassley, the top republican on the senate judiciary committee said slow down on immigration reform. let's focus more on who we let in this country and possible security threats, do you think that a legitimate point? >> british have a phrase they use, keep calm and carry on that. might apply to the legislation. we don't want to be stupid. we want to be careful. but immigration reform is a necessary thing. let me talk from a security point of view. immigration to this country contributes to national health and contributes to our national security. from a very narrow perspective, the former director of the central intelligence agency, we are required not just by law to look like america, by mission we are required to look like the word. we welcome these kind of folks to come in the united states who want to be contributing american citizens. >> i think we want to know that what they look like, who is in this country? do we have their fingerprints? voters? records? >> let me give a shout-out to marco rubi
are saying we should postpone the immigration reform bill because of the bombings. chuck grassley of iowa is one of them. he said on friday's hearing we need to be sure that people who intend to harm americans are not allowed to enter the country. republican senator dan coats of indiana is taking that go slow approach. listen. >> immigration is an issue that has dramatic economic effect on americans and national security implications. stemming back a little -- for instance, we have a bigger issue than immigration such as debt issue. >> reporter: he says that is bigger issue, solving the deficit. >> gregg: there are support others both sides of the aisle on this. how are they responding? >> a lot of bipartisan support. coats and grassley are outnumbered. they say this reform bill is a national security bill that will make america safer. it will have multiple background checks and for the first time to prevent people from overstaying their visas by checking airport departures. >> there are some, some on the hard right and otherwise that oppose our immigration bill from the get-go. they are
chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill all for an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened. the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months oer years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. i don't mean you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> earlier, senator patrick leahy who chairs the judiciary committee opened the hearing with some tough words for his republican counterparts. >> last week, opponents of comprehensive immigration reform began to exploit the boston marathon bombing. i urge restraint in that regard. refugees and asylum seekers have enriched the fabric of this country from our founding. let no one be so cruel as try to use the heinous acts of these two young men last week to derail the dreams and futures of millions of hardworking people.
on a measure an amendment that will be decisive clips. here's chuck grassley of iowa and dick durbin of illinois. >> on this very important legislation, the american people may be wondered by the senate has not been voting on amendments to the pending gun legislation. the senate voted thursday to proceed to the bill. this follow calls the senate should debate the bill. and so, that's what i've said we are glad we are getting there. that has been very little debate. the president has said various proposals deserve a vote and we on this side of the aisle talking 10 to stand in the way of proceeding on the service, particularly on the amendment and i hope are able to vote very soon. last week, senator manchin and toomey unveiled the background checks. the majority leader announced the tree into amendment would be the first who would vote on, starting the debate now, obviously we haven't voted, so hopefully we will get to the vote. now, we haven't voted because despite claims from the other side, background checks are not and never have been a sweet spot of gun control debate. we haven't
have been there. >> whatever! >> stephanie: senator chuck grassley -- >> and you can spell grassley without ass. >> stephanie: we almost collided going to that award. and because i wanted the lady bing award, i stepped back at the last moment -- >> the what? >> stephanie: it's the hockey award for the nicest player? >> the lady bing award. >> stephanie: some hockey fan call me and tell me i'm right. >> i never new bing crosby had a sex change. >> the lady bing award. >> stephanie: senator grassley. >> this would not have stopped newtown. people who steal guns do not submit to background checks. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: okay. so as jim says often, we can't do anything then? because that wouldn't have stopped that specific tragedy. it would have stopped virginia tech. >> people will drive fast so there's no need for speed limits. >> stephanie: thank you. thank you. well-known southern >> bill: lindsey graham. >> we're trying to take it to the violent criminal rather than the innocent second amendment citizen. >> stephanie: oh, my stars and garters. >> if only our best
over immigration. republican senator chuck grassley says congress needs to take a step back in the debate to secure that the nation's security comes first. his comments were echoed by senator dan coats on sunday. >> how can individuals evade authority and plan such attacks on our soil? how can we beef your security checks on people who wish to enter the united states? how do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws including this new bill before us? >> you usually end up with bad policy if you do it in an emotional ray or an emotional reaction. we saw some things post 9/11 that had we more irrational time to think this through, perhaps maybe we wouldn't have had some of the pushback on it. >> i watched this for several reasons. >> why? >> because i'm a big dennis rodman fan. people go crazy. richard is going up -- not only a senator but he was also an ambassador. he was so red-faced! >> he was purple! >> he was angry. >> he turned a brighter shade of purple than i've ever seen. >> raging. >> no, sir, you were out o
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